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Nowadays, people are still confused about the difference between a laptop and a notebook computer. Today, Power Buy online would like to explain this dilemma. First of all, you should know that a computer is classified into two categories based on the usage including a desktop computer and a laptop computer, which can also be referred to as a notebook computer. Desktop, laptop, and notebook computers are categorized as a personal computer (PC). A lot of people think that a PC only refers to a desktop computer, which is wrong. As you can notice, laptop and notebook refer to the same thing. They have a different name because in each era, we refer to it with a different term. Today there are many models of a laptop available in the market. Thus, before purchasing a laptop or a notebook computer, there are a few things to consider.

Let’s start with USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. You probably like the USB port as it can conveniently connect and charge your device. It allows you to write data into a flash drive as well as connect to a docking station. Older laptop models come with a few numbers of USB Type-A. Later in 2017, most models come with USB Type-C ports. This type of port comes with new functionalities for transmitting data and extending the screen using the same cable type. This allows you to use the same cable type to display your screen on a projector as well as copy files to another device. Moreover, the two cable head sides for a USB Type-C port are identical, so you do not need to worry if you are plugging in the right side of a cable. Some high-end laptops come with Thunderbolt 3 that can be used together with USB Type-C port and devices. It supports the connection of a Thunderbolt device at a faster pace. If you use Thunderbolt 3, you can extend your screen to two 4K displays using a single cable. File transfer is also possible with external backup using SSD speed. You can also connect to an external video card to enhance your gaming experience. For a high-resolution display, today we can find an affordable display of resolution 1920 x 1080 or higher, which will allow you to open more windows on the screen and watch movies while working. However, if you are willing to spend more, you can look for a laptop with 4K Ultra-HD with a resolution of 3840 x 2160. Dell XPS 15 actually comes with a 4K display, which will enhance your computer usage experience.

Apart from the aforementioned, today technology is moving really fast. Thus, to be able to support newer technologies, a laptop should have at least 8GB of RAM or higher. If you were to buy a laptop with 4GB RAM a few years ago, you had to pay a lot more compared to what you pay today. Today 8GB RAM becomes a new standard. A RAM of 16GB is still expensive, so using 8GB RAM should be sufficient to support basic operations. You can open more tabs in your browser while watching a movie, playing a game, and editing an email concurrently. In the past, if you are opening a lot of tabs in your browser, your computer may become slow because of insufficient amount of RAM for the “virtual memory” in the hard drive or SSD. The most important thing in selecting a laptop is choosing the one that will fit your lifestyle the best. For example, if you need to work outside of office and travel frequently while requiring a powerful processing power, you may need a laptop that is lighter but full of functionality. If you plan to use the laptop for entertainment purposes, you may need to consider the model that supports MP3 player, 3D gaming, and DVD drive for movies. These are some of the suggestions to help you with your laptop selection. However, you should definitely choose a laptop that is the most suitable for your lifestyle to fully utilize its performance.